Holiday Giving Opportunities

Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive

Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving baskets to seniors living in SOME's affordable housing.Can you provide a Thanksgiving dinner for someone in need? You can make a big difference this Thanksgiving by donating a dinner basket, either by building one yourself or donating online.


Basket Contents:
  • 2 cans of sweet potatoes
  • 2 cans of string beans (low-sodium)
  • 1 box of stuffing mix
  • 1 box of instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 cans of gravy
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 2 cans of fruit cocktail
  • 2 bottles of 100% juice (non-refridgerated)
  • 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • a new, reusable shopping bag
The Turkey:

Due to storage constraints, SOME will purchase turkeys this year. If you would like to contribute, please bring cash or a check made out to SOME in the amount of $15 with your items or donate online.

Drop-Off at 71 'O' Street NW:

Friday, Nov. 16, 8am to 4pm
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10am to 1pm
Monday, Nov. 19, 8am to 12pm
or donate online.

Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive

A SOME client receives a holiday shoebox from a SOME volunteer in our Dining Room.Shoebox gifts are shoeboxes decorated for the holidays and brimming with essential items for those in need. Your gift boxes will be given out over the holidays to all who come to SOME for meals and services and to residents of SOME's affordable housing.


Shoebox Contents:

Please wrap the shoebox lid and box separately and label the box with "Man," "Woman," "Boy," or "Girl."

  • 1 hat
  • 1 pair of glvoes
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 pair of underwear
  • 1 deodorant
  • 2 razors
  • 1 soap
  • 1 shampoo
  • 1 lotion
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothpaste
  • For women, 5 sanitary napkins and/or tampons
  • For children, 1 small toy or gift

Please do not include cash, food, candy, mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or fast food gift cards.

We welcome the donation of gift cards. If you decide to donate one or more gift cards, please place them in a separate envelope so that they can be distributed in a fair and equitable manner.

Drop-off at 71 'O' Street:

We will be accepting shoebox gifts through Friday, December 7. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 4pm and on the weekends from 7am to 2pm. You may also choose to donate online.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].